For many Vivienne Westwood is the essence of British fashion, having dabbled in numerous subcultures such as punk, politics and british history. The designer got her start in the 70’s crafting a wardrobe for the british punk band the Sex Pistols. Her partner at the time Malcolm McClaren managed the group and wanted Westwood to design the look of the punk movement, her boutique quickly became a central hub for the counterculture. In 1981 her and McClaren brought punk to the mainstream with their first collection, Pirates. Her design and ethos were always on the cutting edge and challenged British social norms at the time. A staunch socio-political activist, her garments also subverted traditional gender roles at the time and helped pave the way for unisex clothing. After years of being an anti-establishment auteur, the dame was embraced by the fashion world in Paris and is now one of the pillars of british and european fashion. During the ‘90s Westwood’s fascination with the Rococo art style had grown so much as to inspire several of her collections during the earlier half of the decade. While the rest of the industry began to favor minimalism and grunge aesthetics Westwood’s collections grew more lavish and extravagant with finer fabrics and late baroque art serving as principal characteristics to the runway shows. These straight legged pants feature an all over printed graphic of Jean-Honoré Fragonard painting “The Swarm of Cupids”.
Size + Fit
Marked size L fits true to size 27 inch waist (please refer to measurements).